Family History Research in the South of Scotland

JANUARY 2021: Farm Rental Rolls have been popular and so I’ve just two more for Canonbie 1683 and Canonbie 1701. There are now 6 rolls (information fully transcribed from Buccleuch records) available here for 1630, 1683-84, 1701-02, 1766-67, 1792-93 and 1814-15.
A very early Canonbie Communion Roll from 1749-1760 is also now available on the site. It’s the best information we have about the people living in mid 18th-century Canonbie
And Kirk Session extracts from Kirkpatrick Fleming Parish now added too.
Dumfriesshire downloads: Canonbie parish
Kirkpatrick Fleming parish
Roxburghshire downloads: Liddesdale/Castleton parish
In these difficult COVID times, we’re doing our best to bring you new information sources for your family history search that you won’t find anywhere else except in the original records. We start with some very special resources for Canonbie and Liddesdale with other parishes to follow soon.


Your Scottish Family Puzzle

  • Are you having difficulty with any Scottish family history research ?  Perhaps you’ve reached an impasse ?   See if my local knowledge can help you. Or perhaps you just would like me to transcribe a document from a local Scottish archive.
  • Do you want a complete branch or branches of your Scottish family tree researched ?  Would you like it professionally presented ?
  • Or looking for your long lost Scottish ancestor who emigrated to a new life in America, Canada or Australia ?
  • Or seeking some Scottish help with organising an ancestral tour to Scotland ?

Useful Archives

Relatively Scottish exists to provide research on family history in Scottish archives for customers anywhere in the world.  Therefore I take a flexible approach and can provide specific research to order in any supported archive.  Alternatively I can focus on one or more branches of a family tree for you.

I live in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders and can carry out research at many of the Scottish archives covering south and central Scotland.  This includes the major national archives in Edinburgh like the National Records of Scotland and Scotlandspeople. There are also excellent regional archives such as the Heritage Hub in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Dumfries and Galloway Archives are in the Ewart Library in Dumfries. My own family tree has primary branches in Dumfriesshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Banffshire. As a direct descendant from the infamous border reivers I have a keen interest in reiver genealogy. – you’ll find more information about this on the Reiver Genealogy pages.

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